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Laboratory for Scientific Computing



Hrvoje Jasak has a first degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Zagreb (1992), and a PhD in CFD from Imperial College London, with Prof. A.D. Gosman (1993-1996). He was a Senior Development Engineer at CD-adapco (now Siemens PLM) (1996-2000), Technical Director at Nabla Ltd (2000-2006), and has worked as a core developer on the new generation software at Ansys-Fluent Inc. (2000-2008). He is a director of Wikki Ltd.

Hrvoje holds a Professorship at the University of Zagreb and a Mercator Fellowship at TU Darmstadt, Germany.

Hrvoje is one of the two original co-authors of OpenFOAM, a Member of OpenFOAM Governance Steering Committee and Chair of the OpenFOAM Numerics Technical Committee.


His research interests are on numerical simulation methods, mathematical modelling of continuum phenomena and numerical mathematics, numerical modelling in multi-phase and free surface flows, naval hydrodynamics and wave modelling, dynamic mesh handling, error estimation, mesh adaptivity and practical software development. He is particularly experienced in numerical modelling of complex heat and mass transfer systems and multi-physics applications.

Hrvoje is a professional programmer with 25 years of experience in C++ and object-oriented software design, high performance computing, linear algebra on HPC platforms and related topics. In his career he has managed large software projects and wrote approx. 1 million lines of C++ source code.

Hrvoje's active projects are in the area of multi-physics modelling of complex coupled system, such as numerical simulation of batteries, scale-resolved simulations of wear in mixed lubricated contact, exa-scale HPC applications of linear algebra and others.


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Teaching and Supervisions

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Hrvoje has supervised 14 PhD students on topics ranging from basic numerical modelling, high-performance computing, free surface and multi-phase flows and various multi-physics applications. He has supervised over 50 MSc projects.

Most of his work is industrially funded in collaboration with leading companies worldwide.

Other Professional Activities

Hrvoje Jasak is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of IMechE (UK), Fellow of RINA and Associate fellow of AIAA. He is also a Member of the Croatian Society of Mechanics (CSM).

Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Scientific Computing
Fellow, Christ's College
Hrvoje Jasak

Contact Details

Department of Physics
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+44 (0)1223 337 273
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